Believe it or not, I don’t watch Netflix all that much. I can’t. I don’t have time. There’s just too many things to watch on YouTube. I just love the platform. It’s accessible to anyone with a bit of creativity and you can learn so much on there. Just like Anjhaneé, I learnt how to do my makeup watching YouTube. And it’s not just about makeup. I’m a firm believer that YouTube has the answers to most questions in life (except what happened between Jeffree and Manny).
Here are a few youtubers I highly recommend you watch (and I promise that there is only one beauty youtuber in the list.)
Tristan is a 27-year-old vocal coach from the USA who is quite popular for his ‘reactions’ videos. He often films himself reacting to famous singers’ best and worst vocal performances. He will sometimes explain to his audience how said performances could be improved and share his tips.
His YouTube channel is going quite well as, at the time of writing this post, he had 827,000 subscribers. All of his videos are viewed hundreds of thousands of times. The video below isn’t his most popular, but I wanted to add it because I have a low key crush on Harry Styles’s voice (yes, just his voice) (what else).
I couldn’t sing to save my life, but I like to describe myself as a fine connoisseur of the art of singing as I have spent many years watching American Idol, The X Factor, The Voice and the likes. And, of course, I always agree with Tristan’s technical comments.
Okay, okay. She’s the only beauty youtuber in this list, I promise. But she’s unlike any other!
Samantha is 25, she’s from Canada and has 830k at the time of writing. I love her because she can be a bit rude, she’s blunt and honest and doesn’t give a duck about hurting a brand’s feelings. Oh, and she’s sarcastic. That’s a quality in my book.
The following video isn’t one of her most popular, but it is in my opinion one of the most representative of her personality. This is a very interesting Q&A where she talks about how much money micro-influencers, small influencers, and bigger influencers make. Very informative and straight to the point, in true Samantha fashion. Even if you’re not into beauty, you’ll find this one compelling.
Shane is a Youtube veteran and I know I already mentioned him in my May Favourites, but I can’t stop watching his content. Shane has been making videos on youtube for 10 years and has remained consistently popular throughout the years. A year or so ago, he decided that he was sick of making silly buzz videos (e.g. trying crazy pool toys, paying strangers to do weird things, etc.) and gave his channel a new, more meaningful direction. He started making more interesting and personal series. There’s one where he hashes things out with his first love, one where he exchanges lives with a blind youtuber, one where he tries to talk things out with his estranged father, etc. He also does conspiracy videos which are absolutely engrossing. His most popular series to date is his 5-part documentary on controversial beauty guru (should I say mogul?) Jeffree Star.
iNabber is a kind of commentator who mostly talks about youtube news and other youtubers who he likes or dislikes. He doesn’t do it for the drama and often has very good points and a structured opinion. He’s obviously very passionate about what he does and has been gaining in popularity recently. He now has about 100,000 subscribers.
The video below is one of my favourites (the title speaks for itself)
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